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Building Information Centres

members of the community in rural Ghana helping to build the new information center

In January 2007 the footings of a 200-seater information centre were laid in the remote village of Gboloo Kofi in Ghana, Africa. The building was completed by March 2008.

The centre is the source of information to all the surrounding villages bringing messages of health, hygiene, sanitation and family planning. The information centre now also houses a community Health Clinic and a school library.

We worked with the Ghana Health Service and they provided the nurses and drugs and we converted the building. We also sourced and shipped books to the village for the school library and stocked the shelves high.

The Problem

In rural villages facing poverty, a significant problem is the lack of accessible information. There are limited Educational Resources, a lack proper educational infrastructure, hindering the intellectual development of children and adults. there is no hub for educational resources, there is a lack of information on health and hygiene perpetuates health challenges. An Information Center could disseminates crucial healthcare information, addressing preventive measures, maternal and child health, and general well-being, thereby contributing to improved and healthier community.

In essence, the Information Center is a remedy, empowering communities with knowledge, skills, and connectivity to break the chains of poverty and pave the way for a brighter, informed future.

How can Building Information Centres help?

In our ongoing commitment to holistic community development, Village by Village envisioned the establishment of an Information Center in an impoverished village. This center, a hub of knowledge and connectivity, would not only be a testament to the empowerment of the community but a collaborative effort with its members.

Community engagement is at the core of our approach. We conduct extensive consultations with local leaders, educators, and residents to understand their unique needs and aspirations. Through participatory planning, the community actively shapes the Information Center’s design and purpose, fostering a sense of ownership.

The Information Center addresses critical issues by providing access to educational resources and vital information on health and hygiene. It becomes a gateway to opportunities, connecting residents with the by harnessing technology and community collaboration.


Gboloo Kofi

The Impact

1. Educational Empowerment: Enhances access to educational resources, fostering a culture of learning among children and adults.

2. Health and Well-being: Disseminates essential healthcare information, promoting preventive measures and improving overall community health.

3. Community Cohesion: Serves as a communal space for gatherings, meetings, and collaborative activities, fostering stronger social bonds within the community.

4. Empowerment of Women and Girls: Provides resources for women’s education, skill development, and health awareness, contributing to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

5. Increased Access to Information: Ensures that the community stays informed about external developments, government programs, and opportunities, preventing isolation.

6. Enhanced Communication: Facilitates improved communication within the community and with the outside world, fostering a sense of connectedness.

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Since 2006 we have helped over 30,000 people living in poverty

Projects We've built

Schools, preschools & libraries

Wells, rain water harvesting projects, and boreholes

Health clinics

Toilet projects with hand washing programmes

Projects we've run 

Scholarships for children to educate their way out of poverty

Teach2Teach sessions

Villages reached

Girl empowerment projects

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